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It’s ALL About Fun and Games

A well-designed family room draws everyone in. Vail Design at Altitude column By Andrea Georgopolis Gone are the dark, dungeon family rooms from the 1970s – thank goodness. Family rooms are truly a place where everyone wants to hang out, … Read more >

Slifer Designs to Transform Lodge and Spa at Cordillera

Work has already begun on the new rehabilitation, health and wellness facility. Slifer Designs was selected to transform the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera into a high-end rehabilitation center, as well as a health and wellness facility. Principal Kim Toms, … Read more >

Kids Play

Creating a relaxing retreat for your kids requires patience, negotiation and an eye for style. Vail Design at Altitude column By Yvonne Jacobs Just as your home is your haven, your kids’ rooms are their place to retreat, relax, unwind … Read more >

Big Design in Small Spaces

Principal Kim Toms’ project – a loft condo in Avon – recently caught the eye of Denver Life Home + Design.  Toms’ made the cozy condo feel spacious, airy and welcoming for the homeowner who is spending more and time … Read more >

A Tub with a View

What better way to enjoy a soak in the bath than to soak up the views as well? In this case, a soaking tub set beside an expansive window with mountain views and clear-glass shower creates an unparalleled master suite … Read more >

Wood Completes the Look

Wood paneling has come a long way – today wood walls add an architectural element and a coziness to home. Dering Hall recognized such a project, designed by Principal Yvonne Jacobs, in Snowmass. The natural light plays nicely off the … Read more >

Heat It Up

A fireplace brings more than warmth to a home. Vail Design at Altitude column By Kim Toms A fireplace is much more than a place to heat your toes – it’s an architectural feature that brings an overall warmth and … Read more >

Yellow: A Color for Every Season

Yellow brings bursts of energy and a feeling of freshness to the home. Vail Design at Altitude column By Andrea Georgopolis Yellow is known to add cheeriness to a home. Thoughts of daffodils in the spring, the bold sunshine come … Read more >

Tranquility – A Vail Valley Magazine Feature

Nestled high above Vail in an aspen grove is a home with natural fibers, rift-sawn, white oak, expansive windows and a mid-century modern flair, thanks to Yvonne Jacobs, principal, and Kelsey Cole, designer. This home, featured in the summer issue … Read more >

Vail’s First Lady of Design

Beth Slifer was recognized in this month’s issue of Mountain Living for her design prowess – not to mention her influence in the mountain design community. She dishes on the past, present and future trends, and why good design is … Read more >

Bring on the Fourth

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate summer, friendships and the red, white and blue. Vail Design at Altitude column By Yvonne Jacobs It is no secret that the Fourth of July is almost as big as Christmas … Read more >

Balance Brings Harmony

Harmony, symmetry, balance: it creates a pleasing palate for the eye. Dering Hall gave a shout out to Beth Slifer’s well-appointed Florida home. The eye is drawn to the fireplace with its matching vases – not to mention the pleasingly … Read more >

Fixed Finishes That Make a Splash

Fixed finishes can be modern, sleek and even colorful – find the look you love to complete your home. Vail Design at Altitude column By Kim Toms Gone are the days of boring, uninspired fixed finishes. If you were to turn … Read more >

Homes with a View

Working views into a design is a must – especially if the view is of a lush, Hawaiian oasis. Dering Hall recognized this timeless design recently. Indoor/outdoor expansive living is at its best in this home created by Andrea Georgopolis. … Read more >

Home of the Year Finalist!

It was clear from the start that the home in the Bonnie Brae section of Denver was going to be a special project. With bursts of color and interesting design elements, the home is welcoming right from the start. The … Read more >

Airy Al Fresco

The patio is an extension of your home; get it ready for a summer’s worth of dining Vail Design at Altitude column By Andrea Georgopolis Glorious summer is almost here and as we all know – there is nothing like … Read more >

What’s Hot in Hospitality Design

In May, Principal Kim Toms and Design Associate Tessa Hyatt attended the HD (Hospitality Design) Expo Vegas – here are their top trends Creating inspired design in homes, multi-family units and hotels is something we love to do. For hospitality … Read more >

Basecamp

An edgy design concept parked at the base of Beaver Creek Slifer Designs is helping create the latest in contemporary living at the base of Beaver Creek: Basecamp at Beaver Creek, luxurious, carefully curated townhomes. Berkshire Hathaway Realtor Page Slevin … Read more >

Vendor Spotlight: Heartwood Custom Woodworks

Heartwood Custom Woodworks truly embodies that no project is too large or too small. Each project is given full and exacting attention to detail – and when they promise something, they deliver. Heartwood is a go-to master carpentry company based … Read more >

Customize It!

Did you know you can always custom-order your latest must-have from the Slifer Designs store? Our experienced sales staff know the latest trends but also can help you find what will look just right in your home – everything from … Read more >

The Fabric of Our Lives

Working various fabrics into design – different textures, colors and materials – creates a welcoming, lively space. Vail Design at Altitude column By: Yvonne Jacobs Fabric adds luxurious finishing touches to your home. The fabric you choose, from window treatments … Read more >

Light-Filled Dining Rooms

We are ready for the beach and this home, featured recently with Dering Hall, has us dreaming of a trip to the sea. This light-filled dining room overlooks the shores of Martha’s Vineyard. Obviously, there’s not a bad seat in … Read more >

Outdoor Entertaining Inspiration

This patio and pool on Martha’s Vineyard designed by Andrea Georgopolis are positively dreamy – and Dering Hall thinks so too. We’re always thrilled to be featured with interior design pros from around the world. Ready, set, relax! Check out … Read more >

At Home at the Beach

A beach home is a delicate balance of light, sea air and design.  Vail Design at Altitude column By: Frances Karsh The official start to summer is less than two months away, and since it’s snowy and rainy here, my mind … Read more >

Finding the Right Builder Starts with Asking Questions

Vail Design at Altitude column By: Kim Toms We’ve all heard the horror stories about builders who take the money and run … luckily, we have many reputable, skilled general contractors here in Eagle County. A small valley combined with good … Read more >

Create the Home you LOVE this Spring

Vail Design at Altitude column By: Yvonne Jacobs Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all you need to make your home feel updated and welcoming. However, sometimes it takes a good deal more to make the house you own into … Read more >

Backsplash Mash-up

Principal Kim Toms shared her professional design ideas in this month’s issue of Vail Valley HOME magazine. The article, Backsplash Fever, offers myriad of options for updated backsplashes in homes. Color, pattern, tile, slabs—the choices are endless, Toms shares. Read … Read more >

Annual Spring Gift Card Event

It pays to find the perfect accessory or furnishing this time of year. Spring is the perfect time to update your home… and to make the design just a little more stylie, we are offering our customers a chance to … Read more >

Color Me Bold – Adding Splashes of Color to Your Home

Using color throughout the home is a sure-fire way to welcome spring in. Vail Design at Altitude column By: Yvonne Jacobs It’s spring and it’s a time for rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation. Nothing says ‘fresh start’ like using vibrant, bold colors … Read more >

Fundraisers, Fashion and Females!

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles – Share The Love Event Colorado Homes & Lifestyle is really sharing the love with readers, designers, charities and advertisers! Senior designer Marilyn Heaney and marketing director Heidi Krzebietke attended the ‘Share the Love’ fundraiser back … Read more >

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